Born: Madura 30 November 1969
Studies: Jakara Art Institution
Works: Tohjaya Tono does both painting on canvas and sketching on paper. He specializes on village farmer, fisherman life, village and bayshore view.
About The Artist
Tono started to draw since he was a kid. He joins drawing class where he learned to draw on the spot, mostly in the nature. Tono was inspired by Affandi painting (a famous legend painter in Indonesia) from the books that he saw many times when he was teenager. In the beginning, Tono went to university majoring Public relation where he learned creative advertising. Then Tono got a job in a national newspaper company, as an art and design staff for a decade. After being a staff in news Paper Company, Tono went to Jakarta Institute of Art.
Tono moved to Jogjakarta, join a cultural foundation named Taring Padi (concern with social issue such as land conflict, labor rights) , Film Screening Community named Kinoki and developed an art community named Kidung Anak Negeri which collaborate with Indonesian Migran Labor. Tono ever stayed a couple of months in Hong Kong joining a movement collaborated with Indonesian labor there. Currently Tono draw more landscape and human as a picture of reality that he saw.
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